The morning hot drink ritual is something that I love and the ladies in my free and private ladies community love it too however is caffeinated coffee better then decaf?
You may reap several health benefits from drinking caffeinated coffee or tea. For example, a review published in 2010 in the journal Nutrition found that drinking moderate amounts of caffeine boosts energy levels, increases the number of calories you burn throughout the day, lowers fatigue, enhances performance during physical activity, boosts mental performance and alertness, increases concentration and problem-solving abilities, improves neuromuscular coordination, quickens reaction time, and boosts overall brain function.
While caffeine offers numerous potential health benefits, drawbacks exist as well. Drinking too much caffeine can cause an elevated heart rate, anxiety, depression, increased urination, nausea, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping at night.
Caffeine will activate your nervous system and increase the amount of cortisol in your system. Cortisol is our main stress hormone that communicates to the rest of the body that we are in danger aka stress.If you are a anxious, stress or nervous person, caffeine will worsen your normal system. If you are in a healing journey, having more cortisol in your system will prevent healing.
Furthermore, caffeine can be addictive and suddenly cutting it out of your diet can cause withdrawal symptoms — such as headaches, irritability, nausea and drowsiness.
Which is the Better Choice?
In my professional opinion, decaffeinated coffee is a better choice for most people. Given the levels of stress that each one of us is exposed to daily, we do not need to add to our stress load by drinking caffeinated coffee. Reducing our stress levels is something that we should all be aiming for for optimum health.
If you want to boost your energy levels without getting the side effects of caffeine, you must try my decaf coffee recipe. I recommend to all my women in my free and private online community to drink decaffeinated coffee to increase the ability to achieve their health goals. I recommended Swiss water decaffeinated organic coffee such as this one.
Instant Herbal Coffee Substitute
Another option is be to use a herbal tea replacement instead of coffee such as DandyBlend.Dandy blend is made of water-soluble extracts of roasted roots of dandelion, chicory and beets, and the grains of barley and rye. Nothing else is added and it’s gluten free. It tastes remarkably like a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee. No brewing is necessary as it dissolves instantly in hot or cold liquid.
Dandy blend is what I use in this recipe however it can be substituted by any tea, decaffeinated coffee or caffeinated coffee. It is up to you!
The Decaf Unicorn Fuel: A Superb Decaf Coffee Recipe
After a night of wild dreams, I woke up this morning totally inspired to do it…the only problem is that I can’t have coffee at this particular moment. So I use my Dandy Blend coffee replacement herb blend to make a Decaf Unicorn Fuel version and adapted the Mary The Paleo Chef kick ass recipe.
Due to the Maca powder in Decaf Unicorn Fuel, I’m so focused now. I’m just working like crazy. I wasn’t planning on posting anything today but due to the super power of the Decaf Unicorn Fuel drink, I just had to write this post and share this energizing decaf coffee recipe with you… You have to give this drink a try!
Enjoy this Decaf Unicorn Fuel recipe.
- 2 cups of coffee replacement (I use Dandy Blend and use 4 tsp. for 4 cups of water)
- 1 tbsp. MCT oil or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. ghee or grass-fed butter
- 1 tsp. maca
- 1 tsp. pure unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. turmeric
- pinch of sea salt
- Use a blender. Blend ingredients for 30 seconds.
- Enjoy immediately.